Keep Filth Flies Away this Summer; McCloud Services Provides Prevention Tips for Food Facilities

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Filth flies transport many food borne pathogens; sanitation and exclusion are critical components of a filth fly management program this summer

Light traps and exclusion are used for fly management

"We need to pay special attention to filth fly prevention as they can transmit many serious diseases and food borne pathogens. Prevention is critical, especially among the food industry.”

McCloud Services, a leading pest management company servicing Illinois as well as Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio and Wisconsin, is encouraging food facilities and food processors to revisit their filth fly prevention program this summer as these common summer pests carry many food borne pathogens that can be a risk to food quality and safety.

According to McCloud Services, files as a group comprise 12 out of the 22 spots on the FDA’s dirty 22 list of pests to avoid near food. In addition to their body structures being equipped with lots of hairs for transporting pathogens, filth flies travel long distances to and from sanitary and unsanitary places and breeding sites such as feces, animal carcasses and garbage receptacles spreading their “filth.”

“Filth flies are one of the most recognizable insects because of their familiarity, and we tend to have a greater tolerance for them,” said Patricia Hottel, technical director. “However, we need to pay special attention to filth fly prevention as they can transmit many serious diseases and food borne pathogens. Prevention is critical, especially among the food industry.”

McCloud Services discusses several prevention methods in its white paper “Fly Familiarity and Food Safety,” including chemical controls and mechanical controls such as insect light traps and other tools to consider when putting together a filth fly management program.

To learn more information about these controls and how to prevent and exclude filth flies this summer, please download McCloud Services’ white paper here: http://mccloudservices.com/filth-flies-food-safety/

Contact McCloud Services to learn more about their food safety pest management programs at 800-332-7805 or at contact(at)mccloudservices(dot)com

About McCloud Services
McCloud Services, based in South Elgin, Ill., is the leader in food protection services throughout the chain of custody – from grain elevator to grocery store. McCloud Services is known for its integrated approach to pest management, specifically designed for the food supply chain of custody. Serving the largest food-related brands in the U.S., the company has earned a reputation as the “food protection experts.” McCloud Services is a regional service provider with locations in 11 states. For more information, please visit: http://www.mccloudservices.com.

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